Africa

Japanese comics inspire Senegal’s young readers

With more than half a billion books sold last year, passion for Japanese comics known as ‘manga’ continues to grow – even in Senegal, where it is difficult to find the books.

Despite the increasing appetite from readers for these stories, however, finding mangas in West Africa, let alone Senegal, has been near impossible.

But that is changing.

Tired of telling the stories of other people’s cultures, an animation artist has moved back to Senegal, after working in India’s animation industry.

Now with a small team, he is starting to tell African stories using manga animations.

Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.

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